King’s Lynn Town chief Gary Setchell crying out for some fresh faces

Action from King's Lynn Town v Frickley at The Walks - Lynn's Jake Jones on the ball. Picture: Matth

Action from King's Lynn Town v Frickley at The Walks - Lynn's Jake Jones on the ball. Picture: Matthew Usher, - Credit: Matthew Usher

Wideman Jake Jones' departure has left King's Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell desperately seeking reinforcements.

The left-sided player became the second high-profile figure to leave The Walks in a week after deciding to join Halesowen Town. It leaves the mid-table Linnets with just 15 senior players, plus rarely-used back-up keeper Luke Pearson and loanee Leon Mettam – who is scheduled to return to Tamworth in three matches. And Setchell admits he needs to introduce new faces as quickly as possible to bolster his paper-thin squad.

Lynn's boss said: 'I'm looking to get people in. I need to bring two in. I don't really want to go down the loan route again but it's a funny time of the year. We just need bodies in soon rather than later.

'Our geographical position (in Northern League) isn't helping but I'm not sitting on my hands. I'm speaking to a number of players every single day.'

Midlands-based Jones, 21, arrived on a full-time basis last January but has quickly followed top-scorer George Thomson in ending his spell in Norfolk.

Setchell added: 'The timing isn't ideal but you can't blame Jonesy. Only he knows the demands that work and travelling have been putting on him. Mind you, I'd really have liked him to have seen the season out.'

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